Join thousands of churches across the UK on 22nd September 2019 to celebrate Youth Work Sunday – a service where you can highlight the needs and aspirations of young people in your community and the value and importance of the church's work with them.
A vibrant, exciting service that puts young people at the heart of your church. That's the aim of Youth Work Sunday, an annual focus on young people that's suitable for every church, whether our not you have young people or youth work. You can even take it our beyond Sunday morning and dedicate a whole day to celebrating. Our Leaders’ Guide will equip you with everything you need to get involved. Churches of every denomination, large and small, can take part.
FOR CHURCHES ALREADY INVOLVED IN YOUTH MINISTRY Youth Work Sunday is a great opportunity to publicly thank and pray for your team of workers and volunteers, and for the whole church to be reminded of the importance of youth work. It highlights the needs of young people and, of course, gives them an opportunity to be involved in leading the service.
FOR CHURCHES WITH FEW OR NO YOUNG PEOPLE Youth Work Sunday is a fantastic way to encourage awareness of young people in your community, foster prayer and concern and, perhaps, build momentum towards starting to engage with young people in some way. It’s a great day to invite in a speaker from a youth work project near by. Many churches with older congregations find Youth Work Sunday one of the highlights of the year and a great opportunity to find hope in the upcoming generation.
Youthscape are developing Youth Work Sunday with a growing group of partners including Youth For Christ, Summer Madness and the Irish Youth Ministry Gathering, and the Dioceses of Birmingham and London. Together we have developed a Leaders’ Guide with prepared service plans, prayers and activities that suit all types of church traditions. It’s available to buy from our friends at CPO.
Our Youth Work Sunday logo can be downloaded for for use on notice sheets, screens and social media. We'll also be releasing a special 'Youth Work Sunday' film this summer that you can show as part of your service. This will be available by Friday 13th September.
How do we get started?
- Set aside your service on Sunday September 22nd 2019 to focus on young people.
- Order your Leaders' Guide and use it to help plan your service.
- Use the Youth Work Sunday logo and artwork to promote the service in your newsletter or notices.